Bartholomew Applegate Collection
3 volumes

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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, May 2005

Biographical Note:

 Bartholomew Applegate was born in Toms River, New Jersey on January 12, 1793.  He moved to Indiana sometime before 1821, and worked as a farmer.  He married Elizabeth Drake in Fayette County, IN on August 10, 1821. They had at least seven children.  Applegate died at Edinburgh, IN of cholera on June 3, 1854.   

John Beard married Lucy Applegate on August 16, 1876 in Johnson County, Indiana.  He worked as a grocer in Franklin, IN.  He had been born in Indiana around 1842.  He appears to have died in Franklin on May 17, 1888.

 Scope and Content Note: 

This collection contains three account books.  The first two are for the Pleasant Run Farm in Johnson County, IN, which was run by Bartholomew Applegate.  Both books are listed chronologically and list his expenses and purchases.  The third account book was for a grocery run in Franklin, IN, by John Beard.  The book lists individuals who shopped at his store, what they purchased and when they paid for it.

Item Listing:


Volume 1- Account Book for Pleasant Run Farm


Volume 2- Account Book for Pleasant Run Farm


Volume 3- Account Book for John Beard

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

3 volumes

Collection Dates:



Mrs. Walter Miller, 14 Nov. 1966



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